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Last kaiser's heirs fight for riches once lost behind Iron Curtain

World Aug 30, 2019

Last kaiser's heirs fight for riches once lost behind Iron Curtain

A century after Germany's monarchy was abolished, some of its blue-blooded descendants are riding back into battle to reclaim what they see as their royal birthright. At stake are fabulous palaces and thousands of priceless artifacts and artworks. The fight has thrown a new spotlight on ...

Trump launches new Pentagon command for space warfare

World / Politics Aug 30, 2019

Trump launches new Pentagon command for space warfare

President Donald Trump has launched a new Pentagon command dedicated to warfare in space at a time when China and Russia are pressing hard to erode the U.S. advantage in the newest military frontier. "This is a landmark day, one that recognizes the centrality of ...

Business Aug 30, 2019

Protocol amending Japan-U.S. tax treaty finally goes into effect

The Japanese and U.S. governments put into effect on Friday a protocol amending the bilateral tax treaty to avoid double taxation and prevent tax evasion, some six years after they agreed on it in 2013. The two sides exchanged ratification documents at the Japanese Foreign ...

Apple expected to unveil new iPhone at Sept. 10 event

Business / Tech Aug 30, 2019

Apple expected to unveil new iPhone at Sept. 10 event

Apple sent out invitations on Thursday to a Sept. 10 event at its Silicon Valley campus, where it is expected to unveil a new-generation iPhone. In its trademark, tight-lipped style, Apple disclosed little about what it plans to spotlight in the Steve Jobs Theater at ...

Business Aug 30, 2019

EU extends tariffs on Chinese bicycles, fearing import flood

The European Union has extended for a further five years anti-dumping duties on Chinese bicycles, the bloc said in its official journal on Thursday, after concluding that any lifting of measures would lead to a flood of imports. Imported Chinese bicycles have been subject to ...

Lions pull within a game of PL-leading Hawks

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 30, 2019

Lions pull within a game of PL-leading Hawks

Tomoya Mori belted a tiebreaking two-run homer in the seventh inning to lead the second-place Seibu Lions to a 4-2 win over the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks on Friday. Mori's second homer in two days propelled the Lions to within one game of the ...